Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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RathGibson launches new international offices

December 16, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has launched three new international offices. To provide local...

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NCCA members working to meet increased demand for prepaint

December 16, 2008

To meet growing demand for coil coated metal, members of the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, have invested capital to build strategically located, new production facilities. The...

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HRB price direction continues mixed

December 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™U.S. HRB spot price for Dec. 8 dropped 11.8 percent to $614 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the ninth consecutive decline. The world export HRB price dropped 9.2 percent...

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HRB prices plummet 34 percent to 48 percent from peak

November 13, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export HRB price for Nov. 10 dropped 10.3 percent to $630 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the seventh consecutive decline. The U.S. HRB spot price dropped 9.9...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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Main Steel transfers ownership of Mexico City operations

November 11, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., a national toll processor, has announced the transfer of ownership of its Mexico City operation to the family of the late Jorge Loya Alcala and the...

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HTML North America names U.S. market manager

November 11, 2008

HMTL North America/Heavy Metal & Tubes Ltd., Rehoboth Beach, Del., has named Lisa Sarch as U.S. market manager for the heat exchanger, boiler, and condenser group. She has more than 20 years of...

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AK Steel announces December 2008 surcharges

November 5, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $185 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December 2008. December 2008 surcharges for the broad range of...

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HRB prices drop 4 to 12 percent

October 30, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export HRB price for Oct. 27 dropped 12.1 percent to $702 per ton, FOB the port of export for the sixth consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped...

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HRB prices plunge 8 to 24 percent

October 20, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™Chinese HRB ex-works price for Oct. 13 plummeted 23.5 percent to $458 per ton for the second consecutive drop. The world export HRB price dropped 11.1 percent to $799 per...

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Main Steel Polishing increases capabilities

October 14, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., has announced additions to its plant in Bartlett, Ill. The additions will increase the capacity of the company's coil polish line and its plate buff line.In August the...

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HRB prices drop 4 to 6 percent

September 24, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™Chinese HRB ex-works price for September 22 dropped 6.4 percent to $599 per ton, after rising two weeks ago. The world export HRB price dropped 6.1 percent to $899 per ton,...

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RathGibson tubing installed in Tata Mundra Project

September 21, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, was chosen by the Engineering Firm of Larsen & Toubro to supply titanium welded...

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Main Steel names general manager of Commerce facility

September 16, 2008

Main Steel Polishing has named Mike Folley as general manager of its location in Commerce, Calif. He replaces Gene Harsma, who retired after serving as general manager for more than 20 years.Folley...

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HRB prices on a downtrend

September 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export price for Sept. 8 dropped 4.9 percent to $957 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The Western European HRB price dropped 4.0...

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